The best thing I’ve bought
Couldn’t have been any happier buying this, I love the look of it, it makes everything look so joyful and colourful, it’s also helped me keep all my sons toys in the same spot! And extra comfy, he sits there for hours playing with his toys, well worth the money and I’ll be keeping it for the future, also easy to assemble
Great for our son!
We found this great for our son. It was very easy to set up. We have found the size is perfect and allows lots of play room to crawl around and to still have his toys in there to play with. We wish we got it sooner rather then later
Good but has safety concerns
We own the 6 panel Vee Bee Play Yard and our have 6 month old baby has been in it for a few weeks.
It's quite spacious due to its hexagonal shape.
Assembling was not that tricky.
See through mesh allows parents to monitor the baby while being outside of the play yard.
Bottom mat isn't thick enough.
Seriously, for the price...?
For the amount of money you pay to get this new, it should be so much better than this. Thankfully I got mine off eBay. Yes it does the job to provide a space for your little one. However, if you don't have soft flooring do not bother, because the mat provides no padding whatsoever! I had to put a lot of foam mat underneath the mat on my tiled floor.
And I notice it shrinks/lost its shape after washing? It also does not secure enough to the mat/floor. No gates. Velcro is useless, my babe can easily undo the velcro, and then the zip that covers...
Excellent Playpen, but has some significant improvements needed!
I purchased this playpen when my son was 6 months old and when he wasn't a curious and determined toddler it was great. As soon as he worked out he could lift the sides off the mat and remove the Velcro connecting strips I realised that it had some flaws. It would have been much better if the mat had been better integrated into the design. Also not being able to also use it as a square is a little disappointing. Made the mistake of machine washing the mat and it shrunk significantly. Babies and toddlers have a habit of being able to make a mess...wherever they are, and hand washing is not the most practical care solution. I had to place the playpen on interlocking foam squares to prevent him hurting himself when he fell down - not every house has carpeted floors, especially not in common living areas. Hopefully the next model will put some further thought into these areas. Good overall design. Doesn't look like a cage. Velcro is convenient, but no match for toddlers. Much more significant padding in mat and better system to secure base to playpen.
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Nothing special nothing terrible
After reading the reviews, and not wanting to put bub behind bars, we went out and got a 6-sided VeeBee. After all the hype we were quite excited. However, our excitement quickly died away as we put it up.
The sides are 3 sets of 2 folding 'walls'. The walls are a metal tubular frames with a fabric/mesh taught 'panel'. When connecting the sides you slot the tubes (sprung nipples pop out of holes to keep the tubes connected), do up a zip and bring the panels together with velcro. The floor is a hexagonal canvas-feel lined cloth with velc...o for elastic straps with yellow plastic clips on that clip onto the wall corner-bars. Negatives. 1. It is really fiddly to put up/take down. Getting the walls up is quite easy as they just slot into each other. But zipping the panels is really difficult as you need to stretch them together and then bring the zip together and do them up. We now do it with one of use holding the panels together and the other doing the zips. 2. Velcro everywhere. When will baby/toddler equipment designers realise that velcro and baby/toddlers do not mix. The fisrt thing our 1yo does now when we put her in it is go round undoing all the velco. We have a pile of ruined wool clothing that the velco has eaten. And some of the velcro doesn't even line up - on the walls the velcro that connects the top-tube flap has the vertical bar in the way! Also the velcro that connects the elastic floor straps just comes away too easily.
Fantastic! 9 month old baby plays happily in here.
We brought the six sided play pen for our baby and it's been great. So quick and easy to erect and folds up to a very small size so that we can take it everywhere.
We took this on our holiday on a houseboat and it was fantastic, worth every cent. I only wish i had brought it earlier but we were umming and arring about the expense of it and whether it would be worth it but i can honestly say this has been the best buy.
It comes with a soft mat which we use because i have it on timber floorboards. It provides some padding when she falls and th...
We bought the 6 sided Valco VeeBee playpen and have never looked back.
I don't feel bad putting my son in there at times with some toys when I need to cook dinner for example as it's such a good size. He has plenty of room to crawl around and explore and play with his toys and be entertained. He now loves holding on the sides and cruising around, he thinks that he's very clever doing so :-)
The sides are mesh so when my son was younger and would stumble, he wouldn't hurt himself in anyway, unlike the wooden ones or his cot.
I honestly...can't fault it in anyway, we just love it!!! Also a little tip - we don't use the floor mat inside the playpen as we have carpet, instead we take it with us when we go to a park and use it there instead and place his toys in the middle and he plays happily on his mat, and mum and dad sit on there too and we can all enjoy a picnic! 6 sided playpen is the perfect size, soft mesh see through sides make it nice and safe
6 side is awesome !
great for 2 bubbas to play in! lots of space for toys and babies and the mest doesnt make it feel enclosed.. nice and soft and the attached playmat is grea! we used it for 18months and it still looked like new! highly reccomended.. and easy to set up and transport too
nice size.. soft and sturdy
Fundamental with twins!!!! Could not have done without it!
It's light and easy to put together and it was great peace of mind for us specially having twins in the house.
I also believe it has provided my boys a safe area which gave them enough confidence to start walking VERY early. I am a big fan of this product and have recommended to all friends
We used for a long time and couldn't have done it without it!
Some people think that playpens only limit babies exploration space but my experience with this one was exactly the opposite, it is massive space and I filled the playpen with things for them...
Couldn't live with out
My mother bought this for us when our daughter was 10 months old. I needed somewhere safe to put her while I packed the house while we were moving to our new farm.
We have the six sided playpen. It's fantastic. I regulary use it while I do jobs around the house. My daughter is not a climber , she is nearly 23 months now and I still use it .
It is quick to errect and easy to pull apart & store. I didn't use the floor mat. I found it easy to just vacume my carpet instead of spot cleaning the floor mat.
Reliable , safe
Love Love Love this!!
The 6 sided keeps my 1 year old son happy and safe. Plenty of room to crawl around and his toys are no longer taking over the house! It does take up a lot of my lounge room but it dismantles really easliy and we drop it down to a 4 sided when we have guests. Fantastic product.
Keeps the house neat, baby is safe.
When our baby starts moving about, I went on the internet to search for a playpen. This is just what I am looking for. I am not a big fan of the wooden and plastic playpens. I was looking for one with a good size, so there is plenty room for our baby to move and play with other babies in our house. It put my mind at rest when I need to walk away for a short time to know the baby will be safe in the playpen.
Good size for the baby to move about in the playpen, like the mat underneaths for hard floorboards at home
When baby start pulling herself up, the mesh does get a bit slippery when she pushes it to try to stand. I wish the mat can be a bit more thicker, so when baby falls it does not hurt much.
Our bub is just starting to get mobile and we bought the 6 sided version. It is worth the money and if you shop around online you may still get in under $210. The 6 sided one can be set up with just four sides if you are going out somewhere with more limited space, it just means you have to be a bit creative to attach the included playmat to the playpen, but it can be done. Meanwhile the 6 sided area is great outside, for more than one child or if an adult wants to sit in the enclosed area and play with the child for a while. The fact that ther...e are no hard bits (uncovered) that little heads can bump on is great and it is easy to watch them, they can see you and it's cool and well ventilated. A bit pricey but worth it. Lightweight, easy to assemble, portable, safe, softsided, well ventilated, bright and colourful. Typical Valco intructions included, they are next to useless.
I bought this playpen for my twins when they were about 7 months old. They had so many toys and I didn't want them all cluttering up the house, so we bought a playpen. So happy with the 6 sided playpen, so much room and I can easily fit both my babies, and their toys inside.
Mesh sides, comfortable play mat, size.
Questions & Answers
Hi, does anyone know if you can buy the clasps that attach the play mat to the playpen?
Thanks for the question, unfortunately we no longer stock that product, as well as the spare parts that come with it.
Can you add more panels to the 6 side panel play yard
How many white poles dose the four sided play pen need? Can you buy more
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